The Qualicum Beach Hearing Clinic is our full service hearing center. We pride ourselves on providing our clients in Qualicum Beach hearing aids, exceptional service, and care at every level of your journey to the best possible hearing. Qualicum Beach audiologists understand that strong relationships and trust are required of us by our clients and we embrace this. We encourage family members to take part in their loved one’s journey to better hearing. We at Qualicum Beach Hearing Clinic are delighted to be a part of this vibrant community, and look forward to meeting you!
Lauren has much education in the hearing sector with a Bachelor of Science in Linguistics and Psychology from the University of Victoria. Lauren graduated from Grant MacEwan University’s Hearing Aid Practitioner program in June 2013. Lauren is now a licensed Hearing Aid Practitioner through the BC College of Speech and Hearing Professionals. Lauren has worked in the hearing sector since October 2010, she is excited to provide exceptional client service and hearing healthcare through NexGen Hearing.
Location702 Beach Rd
Qualicum Beach, BC V9K 1S4
Hours: Wednesdays, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
By appointment only
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Too Small to Ignore
Invisible, unnoticeable or discreet? The choice is yours. Today’s hearing aids are so tiny that few will even notice that you’re wearing them, no-matter if they are placed behind your ear or in your ear canal. Try our 90 day free trial today!
Types of Hearing Loss
Types of hearing loss include sensorineural, conductive and can even be a mixture of these. A hearing test at Qualicom Beach Hearing Clinic can determine the nature and degree of your hearing loss. A hearing loss between 16-25 dB is thought to be minimal and is similar to lightly plugging each ear with your fingers. The next level is moderate hearing loss (26-40dB) and can lead to not hearing the completions of words or brief words. This may make it challenging to separate background noise from speech, and listening devices are typically suggested for this level of hearing loss. Moderate hearing loss (41-55 dB) can make phone discussions difficult and result in as much as a 50% reduction in the understanding of speech from outside a 5-foot radius. This level of hearing loss can cause sensations of seclusion and disconnection. If symptoms are more severe than these, you could have severe or perhaps extensive degrees of hearing loss. This can cause severe quality of life issues. Some individuals can struggle with High-frequency hearing loss (1500Hz-8000Hz). While speech and most other noises will be perceived as loud enough, speech will be unclear. Background noise will make the problem worse. The newer style of hearing aids, consisting of open fit and receiver-in-the-canal, would be most beneficial. These models allow low frequency sound to go into the ear canal naturally while enhancing the higher frequency sounds to assist in speech understanding.